Update on Apples/$3.49 a pound!

@kareng (7980)
United States
March 29, 2009 7:47am CST
Some of you responded to my recent post about apples being $3.49 a pound and I think all of you agreed with me that this price was way out of line. It wasn't a mistake, and I wanted to update you on the latest prices of apples at this store. I went Friday and bought a 3 lb. bag of small red apples for $1.49. They also had loose Reds and Granny Smith apples for $.99 a pound. I think this store learned their lesson about gouging the consumer. Has anyone else seen this happen on a food or produce item in their area? I'm glad to see things in the apple department get back to normal here. I hope others things follow suit :)
9 responses
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
Yes that sounds better. I could never figure this out, they'd rather leave the fruit priced so high it goes rotten. How do they make a profit that way? That makes as much sense as if I said I make way more money than you do because I get 30.00 an hour, keeping in mind I only work Mondays. You make 12.00 an hour but you work 40 hours a week plus. People just don't think. In my part of the world all we grow is snowballs and isicles but I see this same thing in our grocery store with bannanas. They charge an arm and a leg and only the wealthy/stupid pay the price, then finally these bannanas are pitch black and they sit there to rot. Makes zero sense to this ol' girl. Have a Great Day My Friend.
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@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
yeah i do wonder why fruits are so high and they rather see them rotten than to sell them all. anyways, i could not blame those fruit vendor though in my country. cause fruits are quite expensive here in my city cause they have to get them all the way from the country side. it needs to be transported by boat most of the time and some are by buses specially our country are composed of islands and some places are separated by oceans so the need to transfer by boats. i love fruits by for their price. i can't afford them. but i am really surprised to hear that even in USA fruits are getting more expensive now. cause before my relatives who have lived there told me how fruits are very affordable and they delicious they taste compared the fruits that we buy over here. like the apples, it will cost about before about $0.50 a piece of washington apples that is small. if it a little bigger almost a $1. washington apples is the most expensive apple here. i don't know if you are familiar with washington apples. or the name was just given in our place and not how it is called there.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Totally senseless to let food go to waste, but I guess the owners of these stores are well off and it doesn't really matter to them. What a shame!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
Well, I was one of the responders on your last discussion about this topic and I was one of the ones that was amazed at the price of your apples where you live. When you posted that our apples averaged around $1.49 a pound and have stayed at that price since. The prices of other fruits have gone up a lot, like oranges that end up costing $2.00 a piece. Or green peppers that end up costing $2.50 a piece. Or the price of bread, used to get a loaf of store made bread for 99 cents and now the cheapest you can find is $2.99. And don't want a loaf of rye bread here in Alberta because it will cost you $5.99 to $7.99 a loaf. At least here in Calgary. Or three pieces of celery costing $2.60. I made a stir fry this week and the vegetables cost me $12.00 and the meat only cost me $5.00. And that only made enough for two meals for two of us and only because I made lots of rice with it.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Wow, it looks like high prices are hitting you hard as well. It's totally crazy! I feel for families trying to feed several children. Have a good day, my friend!
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Wow $3.49 a pound for apples yikes. I don't buy appples very often but it seems like they have always been overpriced. My kids like apples but they never eat the whole thing so I feel like they are wasting money so they get them once in awhile. I would never pay that much for them.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
True, kids never eat the whole thing! You should try slicing them for them and giving them a tablespoon of peanut butter for dip! They will eat them all then! Have a great day!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Mar 09
gosh that is awfully expensive who can afford to eat anymore, and apples were always the cheapest fruit here.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Yep, buying the bag of small apples it usually the cheapest way to go. Grapes have gone out of the roof and not on sale often anymore. I can remember when they were $.19 a lb. and now they are $2.99 lb. Geesh!
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
It is nice to hear about this, People could buy again fruits such as apples at reasonable prices.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
True!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I know what you mean. eating healthy is expensive! Freesh fruits and veges are expensive!!! I just buy whichever is on sale that I can afford. If nothing, I do without fruits! Couple months ago it was grapes... red and green seedless... I ate grapes till I dont' think I like them anymore! Well, at least until next time they roll around on sale! This last month, Strawberrys - HUGE strawberries have been 99ยข for a 16oz. box - so I have been eating lots of them - I buy 5 boxes every week! Lots of things to do with them and I like them plain! I wish I could freeze them.. but I dont' have much of a freezer...Drying with a dehydrator is expensive.. basically you get 1/4 pound for every 1 pound dried...in citrus, I beleive it is even less. So, I eat what they have at the moment and just hope they get variety! I really hate buying the ones that have a thick peeling or rind.. hate paying for that part that you just throw away when you get home!!!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I buy whatever fruit and veggies that are on sale too! We are lucky with the strawberries, grow locally and we get fresh berries at a decent price. My mother in law bought a couple of flats of them and gave me one. We had enough to eat fresh berries for days and also freeze some! I really like them fresh the best though.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
29 Mar 09
That really sounds like alot. I hope they did learn their lesson.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hopefully they did! Have a good one!
• United States
29 Mar 09
I think what people do not realize is that because we are messing up our weather and everything is going to pot. We are also messing up the way things grow and it get's harder each year to grow things. So, if you had to grow apples and usually you get say 10,000. Then, you get the messed up weather and this year you only got 4,000. Then, you will have to raise the price just so you can break even to grow next years. People don't seem to understand we are killing ourselves with the way we take and waste so much. And, then we don't put the same or more back. So, you are very luck some countries don't even have apple's. And, if they did it would cost a whole lot more then $3.49 a pound. So, enjoy them while you have them. Sorry, I don't mean to sound harsh. I just worry about what is coming. **Peace and Love get's you through everything in Life**
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
30 Mar 09
That is a great point, thanks for bringing it up! Have a great day!
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
29 Mar 09
it is great that the prices of apples are back to normal price now. cause if it still high it will also affect the prices of imported apples here sold in the market locally. being in a tropical country, we can't grow apples in our own. and so we just depend on importing them. anyways, i do love sweet apples. but not all apples are the same. some red apples can taste as sour as those green apples.
@kareng (7980)
• United States
13 Apr 09
I hopw the prices are staying level for you. The economy is bad everywhere right now. Have a great day!